How do I know when it's time for carpet to be replaced?
If you’re considering carpet replacement, look for these common signs to determine if your carpet is ready to be replaced:
It’s important to read the care and maintenance instructions for your specific carpet style to determine the best way to remove stains. Carpet care and maintenance instructions will provide an approved list of cleaners that can be used to remove stains. If stains still appear after you have self-cleaned, its best to have your carpet professionally cleaned. If stains are still visible after a professional clean, it’s an indicator that your carpet is permanently stained.
Rips and Tears
A small tear or rip can be fixed or replaced with the help of a professional, but a large tear or rip in your carpet may require a complete floor replacement.
If you experience strong carpet odors, it’s best to get a professional cleaning. If the odors continue to linger, it’s likely you will need to replace your carpet to completely eliminate the odors.
The longer you have your carpet, the more allergens it’s going to collect over time. A professional cleaning may do the trick, but if it seems like your indoor allergies have been acting up more frequently and a cleaning doesn’t help, it might be time to replace your carpet.
To increase the life span of your carpet, depending on your lifestyle; you should have your carpet professionally cleaned every 18-24 months, vacuum on a regular basis and follow the proper care and maintenance instructions found in your carpet warranty. If you’ve had your carpet for more than 20 years, it’s best to replace it to maintain your home’s indoor air quality and comfort.